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Bachelor of Arts in Design - 4 Year Plan

Four Year Plan - 120 Units Required

Course
Units
Course
Units
Semester 1
Semester 2
DESN 120 A Design Fundamentals
DESN 132A Per. And Rend. Fund.
DESN 141 or DESN 150 Drafting
GE Foundation Class: Written Communication
GE Foundation Class: Oral Communication
3
3
3
3
3
DESN 120B Design Fundamentals
DESN 132B Per. And Rend. Fund.
DESN Elective (142 or DESN 156 )
GE Foundation Class: Critical Thinking
GE Foundation Class: Mathematics
3
3
3
3
3
Total Units
15
Total Units
15
Semester 3
Semester 4
DESN 151Materials and Tools
ART 223 Intro. Typography
DESN 255 2D Computer -Aided Graphics
GE AH 111A Found. Art Hist. I
GE AH 111B Found. Art Hist. II
DESN Elective
2
3
3
3
3
2
DESN 232A Vis Tech
DESN Elective (DESN 242 or DESN 154)
GE Class
GE Class
DESN Elective
3
3
3
3
3
Total Units
16
Total Units
15
Semester 5
Semester 6
ART 321 Intro to Graphic Desn
DESN Hist 367,368,369,or 370
DESN Elective
GE Class
GE Class
3
3
3
3
3
DESN 344A Display and Exhibit.
DESN 351A or DESN 432A
DESN Hist 367,368,369,or 370
GE Class
GE Class
3
3
3
3
3
Total Units
15
Total Units
15
Semester 7
Semester 8
DESN 360A Environmental Comm.
DESN 435A Furniture Design
DESN Elective
GE Class
GE Capstone
3
3
3
3
3
DESN 450 BA Senior Project
DESN Elective
DESN Elective
GE Capstone
GE Capstone
3
3
2
3
3
Total Units
15
Total Units
14

For information on specific BA in Design tracks, please consult a Design advisor.